It all began in May 2011...
Our founder + creative director, Todd Sawvelle, began Couture in May of 2011. Always with his eye on trends in fashion and home [after over 20 years experience from retail to wholesale] - Todd felt that there was a niche in the marketplace for well-crafted lamps at pricing that was in the middle of the spectrum from low-end to high-end. He created custom designs and took them to trusted resources to create lamps - exclusively for Couture.
Two years of steady growth led Todd to partner with Mastercraft International [a publicly traded HK-based company] and their Vice President of Product Development, Johnna Dobbs, to take this niche business with three employees - to a broader level of distribution and development. Using the resources of the combined companies, they have partnered to create a new Couture - not only with lamps, but a broad spectrum of home furnishings - from decorative accessories to small accent furniture.
We aim to make Couture your partner for unique artisan-crafted lamps and furnishings for the home. Delivering designer home decor, curated specifically for the designer and specialty retail marketplace - designed by us - for us. Artisan-crafted products rich in texture, made of high quality materials from trusted factory resources in Vietnam and India.
The perfect final touch for any room.
Couture is passionate about creating our own unique style of lamps and home furnishings. And from our founding, have applied this passion to create products for you to love as much as we do. We are committed to having our artisan-crafted pieces have great design, be made of unique materials - and arrive to you as efficiently [safely] as possible. Always with an eye on maintaining exceptional customer service.
Our Commitment to Quality
Couture has high standards for quality, and we strive to deliver high quality in every item we sell. We always ask ourselves, "would we be happy to receive this into our own home?"
Our Commitment to Customers
Couture considers our customers an extension of our family and strive for strong relationships through friendly, prompt, and knowledgeable service and support. We want to WOW you through service.
Our Commitment to Employees
Couture supports the overall well-being of our employees through professional and personal development and honor the balance between work and home life.
Our Commitment to Culture
Couture maintains a creative and collaborative work environment. We believe in having a team approach based on being real - and having integrity.
Our Commitment to Continuous Improvement
Couture puts great value into customer feedback. It inspires innovation and drives change.
Our Commitment to Responsible Business Practices
Couture is committed to being good citizens locally and globally. We make ethical and socially responsible choices and decisions. And partner with resources overseas that share our same values.
Our Commitment to Giving Back
Couture believes that part of our success, is in our ability to make a positive impact on our community. You have to give back - in order to move forward. A few causes that we support:
Dwell With Dignity
Habitat for Humanity
We also believe that this sense of community has to be maintained by our partners in both Vietnam and India. To that end, we work to maintain relationships with resources that maintain both a pledge for a living wage, and to participate in programs to maintain skilled worker training.
What Makes us Different?
Couture specializes in mixing materials and textures to create interesting handcrafted lamps and home furnishings. We believe that this adds depth to our products - and ultimately brings added value in creating a more interesting interior design.
Our designs tend to be more architectural - inspired by our childhood love for tinkering with building blocks. Growing up in Florida - Todd tends to love both sophisticated coastal and mid-century modern looks - using these contrasting styles as a basis for development. And with that - using the best of our resources - to bring to life creations using materials that we just think are special, including:
woods [especially rubberwood + acacia wood from Vietnam]
mother of pearl [from oversized pieces - to hexagonal shaped MOP]
jute, rattan + seagrass
gold and silver leaf [hand-applied]
Combined with elements of crystal and acrylic, cast resin and metal.
Wherever possible, we use natural elements, which only add to the uniqueness of each piece.
All artisan-crafted...never mass produced.
Call our store at (410) 252-6162 to place an order